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by Stuart
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The exegetical origins of the feeding of the 5000 (or 4000).
Replies: 37
Views: 2728

Re: The exegetical origins of the feeding of the 5000 (or 4000).

Secret Alias wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:26 pm
Maybe the presence of fish is related to his identity as Joshua revividus.
Yes the Ichthys.
by Stuart
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The exegetical origins of the feeding of the 5000 (or 4000).
Replies: 37
Views: 2728

Re: The exegetical origins of the feeding of the 5000 (or 4000).

My only comment is I think Fish was added to the story, not original.
by Stuart
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: “...in the beginning of the gospel” (Phil 4:15)
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: “...in the beginning of the gospel” (Phil 4:15)

It might also be an attempt to redefine the term 'gospel' away from its association with the announcement of the Jubilee on Yom Kippur to the loose meaningless terminology that Christians employ since the late second century. So you are accusing Augustus of trying to appropriate what you see as a "...
by Stuart
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Name Above All Names (Phil 2:8) is Man (IS)
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: The Name Above All Names (Phil 2:8) is Man (IS)

Which passage in Philo? A note of source cited, book and chapter, would be nice.

Philo sounds very much proto-Gnostic or proto-Marcionite in that description of the properties of Yahweh.
by Stuart
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: May I ask you a rudimentary question?
Replies: 30
Views: 4832

Re: May I ask you a rudimentary question?

Peregrinus is witnessed by Aulus Gellius, and Tatian and Athenagoras write about him as well. Oh I know. All of these are just forged writings from the third and fourth centuries. Whatever you say, jefe. Aulus Gellius is a witness to a philosopher of that name. Tatian and Tertullian appear to have ...
by Stuart
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: May I ask you a rudimentary question?
Replies: 30
Views: 4832

Re: May I ask you a rudimentary question?

Joseph, I see no kernel, rather some common tropes with popular stories of the day. Can you give some examples? Peregrinus Proteus is a fiction build from fictions. Lucian's account is satire so to take it at face value is ridicules. Peregrinus himself is not a fiction. Let's modernize your claim t...
by Stuart
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Scribes in Matthew and in the rest of the NT.
Replies: 4
Views: 4913

Re: Scribes in Matthew and in the rest of the NT.

Ben, I think we are not looking at anything Jewish with Scribes and Pharisees and Chief Priests such. Rather we are looking at Christian equivalents anachronistically cast back into the first century Palestine as Jews. When I look at Luke, trying to use Marcionite eyes (or Pauline Heterodox more gen...
by Stuart
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: May I ask you a rudimentary question?
Replies: 30
Views: 4832

Re: May I ask you a rudimentary question?

Joseph,

I see no kernel, rather some common tropes with popular stories of the day. Peregrinus Proteus is a fiction build from fictions.
by Stuart
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: May I ask you a rudimentary question?
Replies: 30
Views: 4832

Re: May I ask you a rudimentary question?

issemm, Joseph DL sums up the literal reading of the passage well. But we are probably not looking at a real confrontation of Paul and Cephas (Peter), nor of people from James, but rather a fictional confrontation of the patron saints of three sects. A posthumous confrontation if you will. [1] Paul,...
by Stuart
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Parallels Between Clement of Alexandria and the Followers of Mark in Irenaeus
Replies: 26
Views: 2673

Re: Parallels Between Clement of Alexandria and the Followers of Mark in Irenaeus

He does. The methodology does also indicate that not much was known about early (70 - 180 CE) Christianity outside of books. The Jews and Samaritans had more in the way of oral tradition. I'd go further and say not much was known about Christianity prior to the Antonine Plague, as this event is ess...